EDS405 - Literacy for Students with Exceptional Learning Needs (3 cr.)

Aspects of the development of listening, speaking, reading, writing, listening, and viewing and representing visually (media literacy), focusing on diverse learners, students who are at-risk, struggling, or identified as having Exceptional Learning Needs (ELN). Exploration of research-based best practices, assessment, Response to Intervention, materials, and techniques to promote literacy development of students who are at-risk, struggling, or who have ELN. Examination of differentiation of curriculum and instruction in the Language Arts, with a focus on reading. Emphasis on multiple approaches: multi-sensory, phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and reading as a lifelong pursuit. (Fall/Spring/Summer). Prerequisite: EDS201.

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